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Taking it to the Next Level - Your Polymer Clay Personal Best

Saturday, April 17, 2010 6:00 am - Sunday, April 18, 2010 7:59 pm
Every Day until April 17, 2010
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Getting Started with Polymer Clay workshop

Saturday, June 26, 2010 6:00 am - Sunday, June 27, 2010 7:59 pm
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Join Bette Abdu for two full days of learning about polymer clay, a very approachable and versatile medium.  We will learn all the basics about polymer clay – conditioning, mixing colors (the Skinner blend), creating canes and combining them for more complex canes, baking and finishing.  Whether you have dabbled with this medium or never touched it you will successfully complete beads that will be assembled into a bracelet to wear home! 

Getting Started with Polymer Clay workshop

Monday, June 28, 2010 6:00 am - Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:59 pm
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Join Bette Abdu for a full day of learning about polymer clay, a very approachable and versatile medium.  We will learn all the basics about polymer clay – conditioning, mixing colors (the Skinner blend), creating canes and combining them for more complex canes, baking and finishing.  Whether you have dabbled with this medium or never touched it you will successfully complete beads that will be assembled into a bracelet to wear home! 

Christi Friesen Polymer Clay Workshops

Monday, September 20, 2010 6:00 am - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 7:59 pm
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Join world famous Christi Friesen for 3 days of sculptural polymer clay workshops September 20-22 at Colorful Creations Bead Company, Inc. in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Full day and half day classes are scheduled. Special Bonus--register for all 5 classes and receive an autographed copy of Christi\'s yet-to-be-released new book about creating Woodland Creatures! Free shuttle service from Bradley International Airport, Springfield bus and train stations. Call 413.525.2229 or visit for further information.

Doreen Kassel Weekend Workshop

Friday, May 13, 2011 1:00 pm - Monday, May 16, 2011 1:00 pm
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Darbella Studio is very pleased to welcome polymer clay artist Doreen Kassel for a 3 day workshop, the weekend of May 13, 14, and 15, 2011.

Doreen will be teaching students her own unique method of sculpting in full dimension, and in relief using polymer clay. Alphabet and number stamps will be used to add interest or an inscription to the piece. After baking, students will learn the secrets of how to achieve a vintage feel to their piece using oil paints which will enhance details, highlight texture and even make any imperfections look amazing! She will then guide you through finishing your creation to be a wearable piece of art, or something you can frame or hang as a decorative masterpiece! Doreen assures us that no experience in sculpting is required, all that is needed is a desire to create and a bit of patience.

Doreen has been working in polymer clay for 25 years, she is also an award winning children's book illustrator. Her work can be found in books, puzzles and games. She creates one of a kind, collectible creatures and beasts. Whimsical & off beat, she crafts wearable art jewelry, tiles, Christmas & Halloween sculpture & ornaments. Her work is inspired by vintage children's books & old, well loved, toys. She is a winner of the 2011 Niche Award winner, sponsored by the Buyers Market of American Craft. The award recognizes unique creative thought, market viability and excellence in craftsmanship.

Her work can be seen at these sites...

When: May 13, 14 and 15, 2011 (Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. 10-4pm, Sun. 10-3pm)

Where: Darbella Studio, Hollis NH

Cost: $195.00 ($225.00 after May 1st)

Seating for this special workshop is extremely limited and early registration is recommended to guarantee your spot. (Please note the discounted pricing for early registration) Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a registration form. Supply list will be emailed upon receipt of payment.

The Marriage of Surface and Form

Monday, July 09, 2012 9:00 am - Friday, July 13, 2012 9:00 am
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A class with Bonnie Bishoff and Melanie West

This four day course will be a fun mash-up of creative discovery.  This class brings together the experience and visions of two world renowned artists, Bonnie Bishoff and Melanie West, who will invite students to join them in the exploration of creativity, play and the marriage of surface and form.

Bonnie will share, among other gems, her stunning marquetry technique, incorporating the feel of brushstrokes and fabric. Melanie will share her methods for organic form and the materials behind them. Together, they will help students explore their creative voice through (among other things) the creation of an organic bangle, laminated with marquetry and other methods.

Lindly Haunani workshop from July 8-12 at Touchstone Center for Crafts

Monday, July 08, 2013 3:00 pm - Saturday, July 13, 2013 3:00 pm
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July 8–12 at Touchstone Center for Crafts
Translucent Polymer Clay
Instructor: Lindly Haunani
All Levels | $500 | Materials Fee: TBD
Weeklong Workshop

Master the art of designing and mixing scintillating vibrant and clear color palettes using translucent polymer clay. You will begin by making your own personalized translucent mix color swatch deckthat will be used as a reference to create your personalized palette. Lindlywill guide you step by step as you make mokume gane with metal leaf, explore adding inclusions to the clay body, and design a set of color-coordinated canes that will feature both translucent clay blends and opaque accents. You will then explore folded bead forms, maximizing translucency, preparing multiple layered laminates, and combining surface effects. Come prepared to have fun, laugh, and learn new approaches to working with polymer clay while increasing your color
confidence. Click on the workshop title to learn more, and click here to view the entire 2013 catalog. For 25% campus lodging discount type EarlyBird2013 when signing up. Discount will be applied on final invoice. 

Lindly Haunani's passion for food and cooking provide a basis for her inspiration when making things. This is often expressed via the color, construction techniques, and form in her designs. She began teaching polymer in 1990 and has presented more than 100 workshops. Her work appears in 15 books. In addition to being in many private collections, her work is part of the permanent collections of the Racine Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts
in Boston, the Newark Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. She has a BFA in printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Judy Belcher workshop from August 5 to 9 at Touchstone Center for Crafts

Monday, August 05, 2013 8:00 am - Saturday, August 10, 2013 8:00 am
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August 5–9 at Touchstone Center for Crafts   
Exploring Op Art in Polymer Clay
Instructor: Judy Belcher
All Levels | $500 | Materials
Fee: TBD

In this workshop, we will explore the early 1960s Op Art movement and learn to make a survey of beads. Most will be created using the
millefiori technique, generally a glass technique, but which lends itself very well to polymer clay. We will be building on vary basic canes, so this course is
just fine for novices to polymer clay and will give a great working knowledge of the medium. We may not have the time to make all the beads pictured, but the most complicated will be explored in depth, and the others will at the very least be discussed and demonstrated. Good finishing is a must, so plenty of time will focus on making well-crafted beads. Click on the workshop title to learn more, and click here to view the entire 2013 catalog. For 25% campus lodging discount type EarlyBird2013 when signing up. Discount will be applied on final invoice.

Judy Belcher’s work has been juried into several national exhibits and is sold in retail galleries across the U.S. She has authored many books, including Polymer Clay Master Class (2012), and has appeared on television shows. She served a term as president of the International Polymer Clay Association; she teaches workshops, and speaks around the country and internationally, sharing her fascination with polymer clay. Judy’s home and studio is in West Virginia.

Jeffery Lloyd Dever from August 26 to 30 at Touchstone Center for Crafts

Monday, August 26, 2013 7:00 pm - Saturday, August 31, 2013 7:00 pm
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August 26–30 at Touchstone Center for Crafts
Jewelry Pas de Deux
Instructor: Jeffery Lloyd Dever
Intermediate–Advanced* | $500
Weeklong Workshop

For this workshop, Jeff combines two of his most sought-after techniques, miniature hollowware and reinforced armature forms. Over the course of this class, you will explore an array of small-scale jewelry forms employing this rare combination of techniques. Together, through clay layering and multi-cycle
curing, we will build small pieces of your own design suitable for jewelry application. The results are strong, light polymer clay pieces, for use as
beads, pins, or pendants. Surface ornamentation and finishing techniques will be demonstrated and discussed as time allows. This is a technique workshop, not a project-specific class; students, therefore, need a basic working knowledge of polymer clay. *A limited number of beginners may be allowed on a case-by-case basis with the instructor's prior approval. Click on the workshop title to learn more, and click here to view the entire 2013 catalog. For 25% campus lodging discount type EarlyBird2013 when signing up. Discount will be applied on final invoice.

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever holds a BS in fine art from Atlantic Union College. He is founding partner and creative director of Dever Designs in Laurel, Maryland. Jeff has served on the adjunct faculty of Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore for 20 years, where he taught illustration and graphic design. Sought after as an instructor, he enjoys sharing his pioneering polymer techniques as often as his schedule allows. His polymer vessels, jewelry, and sculptural objects have been shown in many national invitational exhibitions, and his works are represented in numerous private collections, galleries, and museums.

Mixed Media: Metal Clay, Texture, And Color With Celie Fago

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 3:00 am - Sunday, February 02, 2014 11:00 am
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Fago Comp

Explore precious metal clay and polymer clay, in combination with polymer painting, printing, and inlay techniques. Make unique textures and use printed and painted paper and richly colored polymer collages. With a focus on individual design, you will make many samples, construct work in PMC, and use materials such as fibers, gold leaf, and found objects. You will learn rudimentary metal/jewelry working techniques (riveting, hammering, patinas) to bring it all together. Metal clay experience recommended. Download Materials List.

Celie FagoCelie Fago is a self-taught jewelry artist and author with a background in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and metals. She has exhibited and taught internationally for professional organizations, guilds, and schools, including Arrowmont, Haystack, and Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry. Her work is included in numerous collections, including Mitsubishi Material Corporation of Japan and the Mingei Museum of San Diego. She wrote the book Keum-Boo on Silver and appeared alongside Tim McCreight in the DVD Push Play for PMC.

Dayle Doroshow in New York City

Saturday, April 05, 2014 10:00 am - Sunday, April 06, 2014 4:00 pm
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The New York Polymer Clay Guild would like to invite you to join us to a workshop with Dayle Doroshow on April 5th and 6th from 10am to 4pm located at University Settlement, 273 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Members: $200
Non-Members: $240

The application to register for the workshop is located on our website:

Please send your registration form and check to: Valerie Hall, President, NYPCG, 10963   202nd Street, St. Albans, NY 11412

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advance

Listed below are the descriptions of the workshop and the pictures are on the website:

April 5th

Museum in a Box

That moment of opening a box and discovering the secret treasures that lie inside will inspire this class. You will construct a polymer clay box that houses a miniature museum complete with artifacts and text. The "museum" can be one of personal imagery, re-creations of artifacts from an actual culture, or from a culture that exists in your imagination! The artifacts can be created out of polymer clay as we explore several techniques. You can also add your personal treasures collected on your travels through life. Miniature book structures will hold the text for your museum in a box. Come delight in and create a world in miniature from your imagination.

April 6th

The Unfolding Pyramid

Explore the mysteries of ancient civilizations. Peek through windows, unlock and walk through doors into the world of sculptural books. Using polymer clay, beautiful papers, and other elements, we will create freestanding, three-dimensional "books that are sculptures" or visa versa. Personal imagery, found objects and other mixed media will be combined with polymer clay to create a pyramid structure that unfolds to reveal a hidden surprise. Polymer clay techniques include transferring photocopy imagery, carving and antiquing, making and using three dimensional clay pieces.

We would love for you to join us!

Any questions please feel free to contact me!

Valerie Hall

New York Polymer Clay Guild

(212) 478-3471

Fundamentals of Polymer Clay

Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:00 am - Sunday, July 19, 2015 5:00 pm
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Fundamentals of Polymer Clay with Jill Erickson

Learn to work confidently with a versatile and economical medium in this intensive introduction to polymer clay. Jill will teach you everything from how to store, condition, and cure (bake) polymer clay, to skills to make color blends, build canes, and create veneers. You will also learn how to create textures, master mica shift and mokume gane effects. Every student will make their own custom needle tool. As time permits, you may create a pendant, brooch, or beads.

You can find out more here.


Friday, April 15, 2016 7:00 pm - Sunday, April 17, 2016 6:00 pm
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Come and enjoy a weekend of Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Classes at the Women's Club of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, about 12 miles from New York City. The event opens Friday night with a Make & Take from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Then we will have 3.5-hour classes on Saturday and Sunday, featuring guest artist teachers Lisa Pavelka, Christi Friesen, Donna Greenberg, Anke Humpert, Ellen Jewett, Sherman Oberson, Pat Pawlowicz, Sta-C Peterson, Lynn Ann Schwarzenberg, and Christy Sherman. Saturday night will be a free community event featuring guest speakers Angelo Ciotti, world environmental reclamation artist, Sarwar Mushtaq, award winning filmmaker from Pakistan, and Ellen Jewett, air dry polymer sculptor who explores the human-nature relationship in the world. The guest artists and teachers will have their creations available for viewing and purchase, and there will be a Q&A discussion. Registration opens in September. Follow us on our Facebook page, Artists Unhinged.

Surface Effects Bootcamp for Polymer Clay

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:00 am - Friday, October 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Every Day until October 11, 2017
Curious about ‘surface design techniques’ on polymer? Want to expand your polymer toolkit and try something new?

Art on the Farm, a series of polymer workshops that take place in the tranquil green hills of Vermont, is holding “Surface Effects Bootcamp for Polymer Clay” this fall, October 11-13, 2017. This 3-day retreat will teach you to how to make polymer veneer sheets using vibrant color from paints, pastels, inks and other mediums and a variety of texture plates and molds to make unique and one-of-a-kind beads, jewelry elements and other 3-D projects. Students will have unlimited use of the instructor’s extensive collection of pastels, paints, inks and other colorants. You’ll also learn how to make your own unique molds and texture plates. Coaching with color choices and jewelry design will be provided and you’ll come away with the confidence and skills to tackle projects on your own. This is a technique-oriented class—you can work on any projects that you choose—earrings, pendants, mixed media. The workshop is appropriate for beginning to advanced polymeristas!

Visit and click the “Workshops” tab for more details. Space is limited to 6 students.

Sculpting Workshop - Owl in a Hollow Tree

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sculpting Workshop - Owl in a Hollow Tree

April 14, 2018 - Taught by Christy Sherman

Wickford Art Association
36 Beach Street
North Kingstown, RI 02852

This is a great starting point for anyone who wants to try sculpting, polymer clay, or just improve your skills.

We will cover sculpting in relief and different techniques to sculpt, model, and texture the surface to create an aged wood/hollow tree effect.

I’ll be sculpting this barn owl in relief as the demo and I’ll bring reference images so you can follow along. You’re also welcome to sculpt whatever you like.

We’ll cure the sculptures in class, then spend some time on antiquing and painting techniques for polymer clay with a comparison of acrylics, heat set oils and PanPastels.

owl sculpting csherman